I started … with the Gospel of Matthew. I read about the birth of Jesus, the preaching of John the Baptist in the wilderness, Jesus’ temptation in the desert, and then I came to the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) … What I read there changed my life forever.
I was only fifteen, but somehow I knew that within those handful of paragraphs was the way life was supposed to be. What Jesus described made so much sense to me. The kind of love he talked about, I knew, was the kind of love everyone should have. And from that moment forward, it was the kind of love I knew I wanted to have.
— Excerpted from The Truth as I See It: A Collection of Spiritual Writings by Adam Soto (p. 31-32)